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Monday, January 2, 2012

Yet another BIG day for Ava

Tomorrow morning at 7:30am, Ava will be wheeled back for a "stealth" MRI, followed by a brain biopsy. She'll need to be sedated for both procedures, but they'll occur 6 floors apart so she'll be "bagged" while they wheel her between floors. Both procedures are considered minor, but the whole morning is a big deal for us. Please pray for Ava's safety during sedation, transport and the procedures. And if you have the faith to believe God can do a miracle, would you pray that her MRI would be perfect and the biopsy would be unnecessary??

During the MRI they'll be getting coordinates so they can aim perfectly for the biopsy. The biopsy will require a craniotomy, and the neurosurgeon will be removing three different pieces of abnormal brain tissue for testing. We may get preliminary information, but it's unlikely we'll get definitive answers sooner than a few weeks. Please pray for Dr. Smyth's hands and protection of Ava's surrounding brain tissue. Please pray for clear information from the biopsy and wisdom for Matt and I as we work with the doctors to decide what to do with the information once we have it.

Meanwhile, Miss M has a stomach bug, so she's gone to recover and we're reworking things for tomorrow so Matt can be here too. Please pray for wellness for our sweet helper!

One moment at a time, God provides.

We wait. We rest. We depend. We trust.

And we take big, deep breaths.


Amy said...

Many prayers for you! I have the faith that God can do a miracle for your family. I will be praying and praying for Ava! Let me know if you need ANYTHING that I can get for you when I head to stl. I'll see you soon!!! Much love and prayers for you all!
Amy and Nathan

Abby said...

We are praying for peace, believing in a God that can heal, and taking deep breaths with you. Now we wait. "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!" Eph 3:20-21

Liza DeGarmo said...

I agree with Abby. I am so thankful that our God is great. I am also praying that you will be surrounded by His comforting presence.

Dave, Lisette, Joshua, Colin and Shane said...

Praying for that miracle right now!!